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India face South Africa in ICC Champions Trophy opener


August 21st, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) India will face South Africa in the opening match of the ICC Champions Trophy in Cardiff, June 6.India and South Africa are in Group B along ... Read more...

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Scrabble Player Caught Cheating by Hiding Blank Tiles


August 15th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Orlando, Florida, Aug 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A scrabble player has been caught cheating at a national scrabble tournament for the first time ever. Then young player was caught hiding blank letter tiles ... Read more...

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Ill Sharapova out of Canadian Open


August 9th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has been forced to withdraw from the Rogers Cup in Montreal because of a "bad stomach virus", organisers said ... Read more...

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T20 World Cup ticket sales exceed 100,000


June 28th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 28 (IANS) More than 100,000 tickets have been sold for the ICC World Twenty20 Cup in Sri Lanka, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement here ... Read more...

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World Cup T20 ticket sales rise


April 3rd, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 3 (IANS) Ticket sales for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka this year are on the rise after just one week of their start. More than 25 percent ... Read more...

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Brad Drewett new ATP chief


December 23rd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Dec 23 (IANS) Former tennis professional Brad Drewett, 53, has been appointed ATP's new executive chairman and president.Drewett, now an ATP senior executive, was voted in unanimously by ... Read more...

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Williams sisters confirm participation in Australian Open


December 23rd, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 23 (IANS) Injury and illness may have affected their game but the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, will play in the Australian Open tennis next month.Confirming this, Australian ... Read more...

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Injured Cilic drops out of Chennai Open


December 13th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) Two-time Aircel Chennai Open singles champion Marin Cilic of Croatia has been ruled out of the 2012 edition of India's only ATP World Tour event due ... Read more...

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Tax exemptions to ICC for World Cup unjustified: MPs’ panel


November 29th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance said Tuesday that the Rs.45-crore tax exemption given to the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the World Cup was ... Read more...

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Nine venues selected for World Series Hockey


November 12th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) The Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here is one of the nine venues that will host the World Series Hockey (WSH) next month.WSH is a ... Read more...

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John Daly storms out of Australian Open


November 10th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 10 (IANS) Temperamental American golfer John Daly walked out after putting a series of balls in the water in the disastrous 11th hole during the opening round of ... Read more...

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2012 Australian Open to be richest Grand Slam


October 4th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
M0elbourne, Oct 4 (IANS) The 2012 Australian Open will be the richest tournament in Grand Slam history with the men's and women's winners each claiming approximately $2.2 million.The organisers Tuesday ... Read more...

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Caroline Wozniacki captures fourth straight New Haven title


August 29th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Haven, Aug 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Danish tennis legend Caroline Wozniacki made it four in a row in New Haven when she beat Czech qualifier Petra Cetkovska 6-4, 6-1 in the finals. ... Read more...

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National hockey: Heat forces 7 a.m. start for quarterfinal


June 15th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 15 (IANS) Soaring temperatures here have forced a 7 a.m. start for the first quarterfinal -- between Punjab and Bihar -- in the senior hockey national championship while ... Read more...

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Indian teams forge ahead


May 27th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Indian women's team of Rita Choksi, Bharati Dey, Yvette Singapuri, Aparna Sai and Prabha Kunder recovered to emerge leaders along with the men's squad on the ... Read more...

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ICC confirms Lanka replacements for World Cup finals


April 1st, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Apr. 1 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 has approved Suraj Randiv as a replacement player for ... Read more...

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McKay replaces injured Mills in New Zealand World Cup squad


March 26th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar 26(ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday approved fast bowler Andy McKay as a replacement player for injured Kyle Mills in New Zealand's 15-man World Cup squad.The confirmation was ... Read more...

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Please arrange our visas, Pakistani scribes tell tournament director (World Cup Diary)


March 25th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 25 (IANS) Some Pakistani journalists, still awaiting their visas for travelling to Mohali for the India-Pakistan cricket World Cup semifinal clash Wednesday, found a saviour in tournament director ... Read more...

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Over 20,000 expected for Pakistan-Windies game


March 22nd, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 22 (IANS) Bangladesh may have crashed from the World Cup, but cricketing authorities here expect a crowd of over 20,000 at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium Wednesday to watch the ... Read more...

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Tuffey replaces injured Bennett in New Zealand World Cup squad


March 20th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar 20(ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday approved fast bowler Daryl Tuffey as a replacement player for injured Hamish Bennett in New Zealand's 15-man World Cup squad.The confirmation was ... Read more...

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Dernbach replaces injured Shahzad in England World Cup squad


March 18th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar 18(ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday approved fast bowler Jade Dernbach as a replacement player for injured Ajmal Shahzad in England's 15-man World Cup squad.The confirmation was conveyed ... Read more...

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Format tweaked to favour India, Pakistan, admits Shetty


February 9th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Tournament director Ratnakar Shetty said the early exit of the game's financial powerhouses India and Pakistan in the 2007 World Cup forced the International Cricket Council (ICC) ... Read more...

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BCCI asks ICC to reconsider decision on Eden


January 28th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The Indian cricket board Friday asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to reconsider its decision of taking away the India-England World Cup match from the Eden Gardens ... Read more...

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Eden Gardens will not host India-England World Cup match (Lead)


January 27th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Kolkata's Eden Gardens will not host the India-England World Cup tie slated for February 27 due to its unpreparedness, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said Thursday following ... Read more...

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Eden Gardens scrapped as venue for India-England World Cup tie


January 27th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The International Cricket Council Thursday scrapped Kolkata's Eden Gardens as a venue for the India-England match slated for February 27 in the World Cup due to the ... Read more...

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ICC team wants Eden garden work to be completed by Jan 31


January 25th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) With less than a month to go before the World Cup, a three-member International Cricket Council (ICC) team Tuesday carried out a through inspection of the facilities ... Read more...

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World Cup venues will ready in time: Shetty


January 25th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Tournament director Ratnakar Shetty Tuesday said all the 13 venues for the cricket World Cup, beginning Feb 19, will be ready in time. With the World Cup, ... Read more...

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Cricket World Cup tickets will be affordable


December 31st, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 31 (IANS) Tickets for the 2011 cricket World Cup will be available at affordable prices, tournament director Ratnakar Shetty said Friday. The World Cup, beginning Feb 19, 2011 will be ... Read more...

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BCCI to give students free tickets for World Cup


December 9th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) To ensure capacity crowd at the stadiums, the organising committee of the 2011 cricket World Cup has decided to distribute free tickets to school and college students. ... Read more...

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‘Cash-for-vote-scam’ will not damage England 2018 World Cup bid: Blatter


November 20th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Fifa President Sepp Blatter has claimed that England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup would not be affected by the Sunday Times investigation, following which two Fifa ... Read more...

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‘Willing’ women give Tiger Woods ‘come on over’ calls at Oz Masters!


November 11th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 11 (ANI): Sex-scandal hit golfer Tiger Woods was taunted by two ladies during the opening round of the Australian Masters at Victoria Golf Club.The two women, dressed in white ... Read more...

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Pakistan beat India in HK Sixes preliminary match


November 7th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Hong Kong, Oct 7 (ANI): Pakistan beat India by 22 runs in the preliminary round match on the opening day of Hong Kong Cricket Sixes tournament."It's always good to start with a ... Read more...

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Poor weather plays spoilsport at Panasonic Open Golf


September 23rd, 2010 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Kobe (Japan), Sep 23 (IANS) The opening round of the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open was cancelled due to bad weather Thursday, officials said. Play lasted for 25 minutes Thursday morning at the Rokko Kokusai ... Read more...

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Murugappa Gold Cup hockey gets richer


July 14th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 14 (IANS) Enhanced prize-money and introduction of the new green card rule (automatic two-minute suspension) will be the new features of the 86th All-India MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup hockey tournament starting ... Read more...

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‘Heckled’ Tiger Woods misses cut at Quail Hollow


May 1st, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 1(ANI): American golfer Tiger Woods had a harrowing time at the Quail Hollow Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he not only missed the cut, but also had ... Read more...

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